Adrianna Speer: Placidity

 

These oil paintings are expressions of fleeting and especially memorable experiences of the world around me.

My most recent in-progress body of work of work is titled Placidity. These oil paintings are expressions of fleeting and especially memorable experiences of the world around me. Painting is the act of recording those sensory moments. The beauty of nature, particularly rural landscapes, inspires my imagery. My interest in understanding my own identity within these places, the visual and emotive perceptions of phenomenon through remembrance, passion for the physical process of painting, and veneration of the complexity of abstraction drives the work to be made. It has become increasingly important to my practice that I paint from memory. It challenges me to fill in gaps of missing information not fully obtained from my initial contact or experience. Memory facilitates an illusion: it creates a separation between something real and something imaginary.

The Cross-Dimensional Contact The Lover The Deep End The Hole The Berry & The Olive

Adrianna Speer (b. 1989) received her BFA in painting and drawing from Louisiana State University in 2012. She is currently pursuing her MFA at Louisiana Tech University. She enjoys working in drawing and painting mediums such as charcoal and oil on canvas or panel. Speer’s works are expressions of fleeting and especially memorable moments of the natural world.The beauty of nature, particularly rural landscapes, inspires her imagery. Her interest in understanding her own identity within these places, visual and emotive perceptions of phenomenon through remembrance, passion for the physical process of painting, and veneration of the complexity of abstraction drives the work to be made. Speer has held artist residencies at Atelier de la Rose in Montcabrier, France and at Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions nationally. Speer currently lives and teaches in Ruston, Louisiana with her dog, the cutest albeit the worst studio assistant ever, Bubbie. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007068526791  , http://www.speerpaint.com/